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It was a very good year in 2010 for individual stock markets around the globe. Most of the world’s exchanges ended the year at higher levels. Of the 40 bourses in the Russell Global Index, only five suffered a loss.

Greece had the deepest setback, retreating by more than 40%, according to Russell Investments. At the top of the list: the Philippines, which soared by 77%.

The Russell Global Index, a market-cap weighted benchmark of the 40 markets, rose 15.2%. U.S. equities advanced by 16.9% last year, according to Russell.

How did the other markets fare? Here’s how the crowd stacks up...

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Source: 2010 Stock Markets Winners - And Losers